The computer/video games industry is nearly as profitable and popular as the film industry. Computer game making can help build students’ story telling skills. It helps encourage cooperative learning and engages students in problem solving and higher order thinking. It can be a multi-disciplinary exercise – developing a good game can involve composing music, script writing, story development, physics, visual arts, spatial arts and more.
As the game design process involves students drawing on their multiple intelligences, it often provides students who are typically not good at school with a chance to see themselves as capable members of the classroom learning community.